Queensland’s Daintree River
lurking on the shore.
the Daintree River
on this ferry/barge.
Although this crop is not very good,
one does get the idea that the sign is a warning
of crocodiles and swimming in the river.
Remain in your vehicle? Really?
Who would get out on a
relatively sideless barge while crossing
a crocodile infested river.
Sadly, someone will.
Blue…my favourite colour.
Whether it is the blue skies of
Far North Queensland, or…
…flying into the Alaskan wild blue yonder
in our blue plane.
At just over 16.9 degrees
South of the Equator,
I think Cairns
qualifies as tropical..
Our rail journey up to Kuranda took us
past many waterfalls, which
due to the wet season had
much more water flow than
any waterfall in Victoria does in April
As this excursion is billed as Skyrail we had
a return journey over tropical forests.
This trip was my first exposure to
the beauty of tropical plants.
I could not work out why every man
and his dog was frequenting this pool.
Our accommodation was about two blocks
from an unused beach. Why unused?
Twice I wandered down to ‘our’ beach
wondering why no-one was using it.
Both times into the water about ankle-deep.
It was while leaving the beach, the second time,
that I noticed a sign which in not so many words
told me that crocodiles also used that beach.
I quickened my step never to return. 🙂
Although I do not have a photo to prove the fact,
I did see the Northern Lights in August 1976.
Not a very colourful display but my Canadians friends
assured me it was the northern lights.
In May the same year I visited Stonehenge also.
In 2016 I was able to add…
…the Colosseum to that list.
Just imagine also the feet which have walk across here.
In 2014 we were…
…fortunate enough to visit…
…the Victoria Falls.
out on the…
the colours often seen in movies/documentaries.
We were also told that a recent cyclone
had wrecked this section of the reef.
The comment left me wondering why we did not go
to another, more attractive part.
After revisiting these photos I think my thoughts were a bit harsh.
All of these places of sites can be found on
an ‘Ancient’, ‘Natural’ or ‘New’ Wonders of the World search.
Words from all over.
further fortification about two hours down the road.
We soon cut back on hearty breakfasts
not so much to eat this food,
rather just to cut back in intake.
watched these ‘small’ pieces of ice
floating past the ship.
It wasn’t until I heard someone comment
on the length and size of a piece that I began
to think of ‘the tip of the iceberg‘.
Then I saw one piece of ice which was
not moved by the ships bow wave.
Definitely 90% submerged!